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Common Causes of Audit Failures (and How to Avoid Them) (CCAF16)
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 Export to Your Calendar 12/14/2016
When: 12/14/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: LCPA - Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 500
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: J. Michael Inzina, CPA

Online registration is available until: 12/14/2016
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Acronym CCAF16
CPE 8 hours
Vendor ALTEC
Accounting & Auditing
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Minimum to advanced level of auditing experience in performance of Single Audits.
Adv Prep None
Who should attend

Partners and managers responsible for planning and supervision of engagements, as well as staff persons conducting those engagements.

Registration Early Bird
(through 11/29)
(after 11/29)
Member $289 $339
CPA Non-Member $389 $439

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


This course addresses the most common causes of audit failure, and offers practical advice on avoiding them, with specific attention to the following areas: Acceptance/continuance Understanding the entity and its environment Understanding internal controls Sufficient appropriate evidence Training and supervision Due professional care Use of a specialist Accounting and auditing standards Going concern Related parties

Meet the Speaker

J. Michael Inzina, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, is founder and chief executive officer of Audit Litigation Training and Efficiency Consulting, Inc. (ALTEC), a consulting company serving public accounting firms and other accounting and auditing organizations on matters of audit efficiency, continuing education, litigation and ethics.

He has 40 years of public accounting experience, and remains a partner in the firm of Stagni & Company, LLC, whose practice is concentrated in government and nonprofits organizations. Mike holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Louisiana (Monroe), where he graduated summa cum laude in May 1976. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Society of Louisiana CPAs, Government Finance Officers Association of Louisiana, and the Association of Government Accountants.

Mike earned the CEA in governmental in 1990, and was awarded the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation in 1996 and the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation in 2012. He is a past chapter president and member of the Society of Louisiana CPAs Board of Directors and served two terms as chairman of the Governmental Positive Enforcement Program of the Louisiana State Board of CPAs. He has served on a number of committees of the Society of Louisiana CPAs, and currently serves on its Ethics Committee

Mike has twice been a member of the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (1989-1992 and 2000-2003), and served on the Auditing Standards Board from 1997 to 2000. From 1986 to 1993, he also served as a member of AICPA Independence and Behavioral Standards Subcommittee, and as Subgroup Chairman of the Governmental Technical Standards Committee. During this time he conducted numerous investigations of complaints filed by federal, state and local agencies alleging substandard performance of audits of governmental and nonprofit entities, and represented the Professional Ethics Division at hearings of the Joint Regional Trial Board. Mike also served on the GASB Service Efforts and Accomplishments Task Force.

He contributed to the Implementation Guide for GASB Statement 34, AICPA Statement of Position 98-3,Audits of States, Local Governments and Not-for-Profit Organizations Receiving Federal Awards, revisions to the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide, Audits of State and Local Governmental Units, the AICPA Practice Aid Fraud Detection in a GAAS Audit, revisions to the Louisiana Governmental Audit Guide and in drafting state legislation affecting governmental accounting and auditing requirements. He has served as technical consultant and instructor for the Louisiana Division of Administration (Office of Community Development), and as consultant to the Louisiana Department of Education. Mike frequently appears as moderator and panelist on the Accountants’ CPE Network (ACPEN).

Mike has been named twelve times as an Outstanding Instructor by the American Institute of CPAs and several state societies. He received a Special Recognition Award from the Society of Louisiana CPAs Board of Directors for his contributions to continuing education in 1994, and was awarded the 2001 National Education and Training Award from the Association of Government Accountants. In 2009, he was named as national Beta Alpha Psi Business Information Professional of the Year.


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